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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 143810
Last updated: 1 November 2019
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Date:29-NOV-1968
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic LTNG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Lightning F1A
Owner/operator:Leuchars Target Facilities Flt Royal Air Force (Leuchars Target Facilities Flt RAF)
Registration: XM174
C/n / msn: 95055
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ballmullo Quarry, near Leuchars, Fife. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed into Ballmullo Quarry near Leuchars, Fife. The pilot - Flt. Lt. E. Rawcliffe - had ejected due to a fire warning soon after take off from RAF Leuchars.
Took off for a test flight, fire warning activated, turned to land at Leuchars . All emergency lights & warning indicators activated. Pilot ejected and aircraft dropped into Ballmullo Quarry.

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194559/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1968.htm
www.ukserials.com/losses-1968.htm
http://www.aviation-picture-hangar.co.uk/xm174.html
https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1050918/
http://web.archive.org/web/20160316110916/[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.lightning.org.uk/histf1a.htm]l


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Feb-2012 13:39 Dr. John Smith Added
06-May-2013 20:22 Nepa Updated [Operator]
03-May-2018 12:56 958 Updated [Phase, Narrative]

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